Nature reserves in Botrivier
Whether you’re looking to take a holiday on your own, with friends or with the kids, you can find a beautiful and peaceful escape away from the chaotic and stressful environment that is prevalent in major cities. Best of all, you don’t need a massive holiday home or bountiful wallet to have good, clean fun, jam-packed with exciting things to do – especially if you choose to visit the amazing town of Botrivier.
Outdoor adventures in this part of the Western Cape’s Overberg region are varied. However, nature reserves in this area are one of the best reasons to visit this exquisite town. With a heritage that’s deeply rooted in agriculture and a love for nature, you can find many outdoor activities here, suitable for almost any fitness level. Whether its hiking, taking a nature walk or having a picnic in one of the protected areas, the fresh mountain air will definitely do you wonders.
Off-roading enthusiasts will be pleased to know that there are several Botrivier nature reserves, green belts and preserved areas to visit. There are even some where you can let your 4x4 loose in specified areas. Best of all, by sticking to the routes there’s a good chance you’ll spot Blue Cranes and other gorgeous birds in their natural habitat. Available for a range of experiences, it’s certainly a mini adventure waiting to be had.
If you’re looking for a longer stay than a day trip in the Cape Country Meander, there are several accommodation options available in and around Botrivier. From opulent guest houses to quirky self-catering units, wherever you stay, you’ll be surrounded by a panoramic view of the mountains that’s been kissed by the sunshine. As Botrivier is situated just off the N2 highway, it means travellers have easy access to and from the town and the surrounding communities like Hermanus, Caledon and Grabouw.
There are several businesses in Botrivier that offer unique, homemade crafts and baked goods, farm-to-table produce and of course local wines and craft beers. However, you don’t have to give up your creature comforts just yet, as there’s also several grocery stores and franchise supermarkets here to provide you with what you need. It’s important to support local businesses in any town or village that you visit as well as appreciate the natural diversity of the area. In doing so, you’re contributing to the GDP of that area and supporting the community and the entrepreneurs that live there.